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Majnun loved Leila. This was pure Love, not physical, not intellectual, but spiritual Love. He saw Leila in everything and everywhere. He never thought of eating, drinking, sleeping, without thinking of her, and all the time he wanted her happiness. He would have gladly seen her married to another if he knew that would make her happy, and die for her husband if he thought she would be happy in that. At last it led him to Me—no thought of self, but of the beloved, every second and continually.

 

You would not be able to do that if you tried. It needs Grace.

 

Trying leads to Grace.

 

What is God?

 

LOVE.

 

INFINITE LOVE IS GOD.

 

 

MEDITATION ON A LEAF
This thought of God which lives in man
Uncertain as life's doubtful span,
This contrast twixt the dark and light
Which constitutes an endless fight,
Must always thus unanswered be
Until that time is reached that we
Can dwell upon our whole belief
In thoughts unsullied as a leaf,
Which comes from Nature, pure and clean,
Intricate and lovely to be seen
No matter what the body's flaws,
No matter what Our Maker's laws,
The Soul of man must rule supreme
Aloof from this, Illusion's dream.
CHARLES KENNETH ROSS
In Memorium: June 11, 1954

 

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